Carnival Cruise Line Names Christine Duffy New President

Above: a Carnival ship By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line has named Christine Duffy the company’s new president, Carnival Corporation announced this week. Duffy is currently the president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association; she will assume […]


Caribbean Hotel Sector Gaining Steam

By the Caribbean Journal staff October was the strongest month for the Caribbean hotel sector in all of 2014, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm STR. The region’s hotel occupancy grew by 4.1 percent, the single-biggest improvement […]


Why the Caribbean Tourism Industry Needs to "Embrace" Digital Marketing

Above: Tobago (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean needs to embrace digital marketing, according to Orville London, chief secretary in the Tobago House of Assembly. The Chief Secretary, who was addressing the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s 7th Tourism Human […]


Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference Begins in St Maarten

Above: St Maarten By the Caribbean Journal staff The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association has officially begun its annual conference and trade show. This year’s conference, the 21st of its kind, is taking place in St Maarten, bringing together around 1000 tourism […]

Op-Ed: Is the Caribbean Tourism Industry Looking Up?

By S Brian Samuel Op-Ed Contributor By now, most (but not all) Caribbean countries have submitted their first half 2014 tourism statistics to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). It makes for some interesting reading. Overall, the Caribbean recorded a weighted […]

VIDEO: Caribbean Cruise Industry Dances to Pharrell Williams' "Happy"

Above: CJ Travel Editor Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon stars in Onboard’s “Happy Video” By the Caribbean Journal staff MIAMI — The Caribbean cruise industry got into the “Happy” spirit this week, with help from attendees at the Cruise Shipping Miami conference. Caribbean […]


Punta Cana's Melia Caribe Tropical Names New Director of Sales and Marketing

Above: the Melia Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Melia Caribe Tropical resort in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region has named Florian Connert its new director of sales and marketing. In the new […]

Jamaica Looks to Revive Bamboo Industry

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bureau of Standards Jamaica is looking to resuscitate the bamboo industry in Jamaica, it said this week. Jamaica is one of 38 countries worldwide that are members of the International Network for Bamboo and […]

"It Is Sink or Swim For the Caribbean"

Above: Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty opened the State of the Industry Conference in Martinique Wednesday evening with a call for the Caribbean to take serious action to address […]


Martinique Readies For CTO State of the Industry Conference

Above: Fort de France (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The French island of Martinique will be putting its tourism industry on full display next week as the first-time host of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry […]

What's the Next Step For the Caribbean Coconut Industry?

By the Caribbean Journal staff After a slump, the Caribbean’s coconut industry seems to be rebounding. But what’s the next step for an industry that stretches across the region? Industry stakeholders met in Guyana this week during the Caribbean Week […]

Caribbean Cruise Industry Gathers in Cartagena, Colombia

Above: Cartagena By the Caribbean Journal staff The annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show has begun in Cartagena, Colombia, bringing together more than 1,000 cruise professionals. That includes delegates from more than 100 companies, according to the FCCA, […]


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